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# What Is an Ogive, and How Can I Create One Using Excel?

### What Is an Ogive, and How Can I Create One Using Excel?

Ahistogram is a visual representation of a frequency distribution. An ogive is a visual representation of a cumulative frequency distribution. It is very useful because it shows the change in the number of scores within each class interval.

To create an ogive using Excel, follow these steps:

• In a new worksheet, enter the class interval and the number of times a score occurs within that class, as was done in question #30. This is a frequency distribution on which the creation of the ogive will be based. Be sure to label the columns “Class Interval” and “Frequency.”
• Create two new columns. New column 2 will be the midpoint of each class interval. New column 4 ...